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XXXVII SCAR Delegates Meeting
5-7 September 2022, Goa, India
SCAR XXXVII Paper 08: Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow)
Agenda Item: 4.1.1
Person Responsible: Tom Bracegirdle
Report Authors: Tom Bracegirdle and Ilana Wainer
The Antarctic climate system exhibits large variability on annual to multi-decadal timescales, which makes predicting near-term (1-30 years) conditions particularly challenging. The AntClimNow SRP is focussed on quantifying and understanding the recent, current and future near-term state of the Antarctic climate system and impacts and interactions across physical and biological components.
Over the first year and a half the main activities of AntClimNow have been establishing a diverse community of members, planning workshops (taking place mid-late 2022), and refining and implementing core ongoing products/activities. During the first year (2020) a key ECR activity was logo competition which generated a large number of applications and helped to foster early awareness of AntClimNow. To promote scientific discussion an online talk series was established and slowly expanded from an initial Steering Committee focus to become a more open community-wide initiative. A launch and planning event in June 2021 set the stage for a wide range of activities that are taking place in 2022. These include:
Details of which are provided in this report.
Spending was low during 2021 both due to Covid-19 impacts and lead time for event planning. In 2022 this has balanced out with the majority of the 2021 and 2022 allocated budget gratefully used for the above-listed activities.
The AntClimNow Steering Committee would like to thank SCAR for the excellent support provided and the opportunity to develop and implement such an exciting international research programme.
© The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) 2020 | A committee of International Science Council
SCAR is registered as a Company and a Charity in the UK: Company Number 6564642; Charity Number 1124840
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